Teaching and Learning Capstone Project
This capstone portfolio demonstrates my expertise and knowledge gained from coursework, pedagogical research literature, experiences working with English Language Learners (ELLs), and my competent employment of the theories that I believe into my teaching practices. The first part of the Capstone presents my philosophy of teaching, in which I frame my theoretical beliefs for working with ELLs, based on Student-Centered Teaching, Communicative Language Teaching, and Culturally Responsive Caring. In the next part, the Capstone demonstrates my professional knowledge of the TESOL Domains from perspectives of learner, learning contexts, curriculum, and assessment, using artifacts like lesson plans, coursework, lesson observations, and etc. The third part provides an overall reflection of my pedagogical practices, referring back to my philosophy of teaching. It also defines my role and responsibilities as a teacher, that is imparting knowledge and strategies, passing on precious and healthy values, and helping learners form identities, as well as identifies two potential challenges, that is increasing student participation and dealing with the teacher’s relationship with parents. The Capstone ends with some future considerations with regard to further professional development plans.